Labor & After Birth – How Homeopathy Can Help!

Homeopathy is a wonderful option for helping soon-to-be moms keep their labor progressing, and for new moms to get comfortable after delivery.

 

Remedies during Labor:

When the much-anticipated moment finally arrives and we go into labor, occasionally things don’t progress as smoothly as hoped. Here are a few tried and true remedies to encourage a smoother labor.

Caulophyllum:  Apprehension, irritability, nervous excitement, irregular/ineffective contractions, failure to dilate.

Chamomilla: Extremely sensitive/intolerant to pain, irritable and cross, failure to dilate.

Cimicifuga: Gloomy, morose mood, doubts and fears about ability to continue, stalled labor, weak contractions, failure to dilate.

Gelsemium: Fear anticipating the delivery, shivering, weakness, chills, apathetic mood, labor pains felt in low back.

Kali-carb: Chills with the contractions and very painful back labor.

PulsatillaEmotional/moody/weepy, strong need for affection and emotional support ,intolerance to warm room/heat, desires open air or fan, short, irregular contraction, slow dilation. Low thirst.

Nux-vomica:  Urging for stool or urination with contractions, irritable mood, wants to be left alone, chilly.

 

Remedies After Birth:

The miracle of birth is often accompanied by what are called after-pains… contractions of the uterus that follow in the days after delivery.

 Arnica:  Arnica should be administered immediately after delivery and taken every 4-6 hours for the next few days to manage pain, bleeding, bruising and swelling. It can be miraculous in healing all trauma to the area!

Belladonna:  When uterine pains come on suddenly and disappear with equal suddenness.  General heatin the body.

Bryonia:  If the after-pains are worsened by the least motion, as in taking a deep breath or riding in a car.

Chamomilla:  The pains are very distressing – almost unbearable.  The new mom is in a very irritable mood and cannot be pleased.

Coffea:  The mom is sleepless – wide awake and restless– and the pain is most distressing – she feels it very acutely.

Ignatia:  Much sighing and sadness with the pains. Baby blues.

Nux vomica: Aching and cramping pains.  Every pain causes an inclination to have a stool.  Patient is excessively irritable and chilly.

Pulsatilla:  In mild, tearful temperaments. Pains grow worse towards evening. No thirst with bad taste in the mouth.  Feels better with the window open or with a fan.

Rhus tox:  Pains are worse at night with restlessness and are better with heat and from changing position.

Sepia:  A constant sense of a weight or downward pressure in the rectum or vagina. Chilliness and irritability.  Might have difficulty bonding with the newborn.

Sulphur:  Flushes of heat and weakness, feet often burning hot, particularly in the soles. Thirsty.

 

Enjoy your newborn!

No Comments Yet

Comments are closed

Coordinates

Lisa Samet, Naturopath
1173 boul. du Mont-Royal
Outremont (Québec) Canada
H2V 2H6

Tel.: 514-279-6629
Send us an email

Contact us

CONSULTATIONS

In-person or long distance consultations by phone or Skype are available.

When making an appointment with our receptionist, you will decide whether you would prefer the interview be in person, by phone or by Skype. You will be sent an in-take form to fill out and we will request any tests results, including blood work.

Ask for a consultation!